tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What, a De Moolen beer with carbonation issues? It gushes lightly, but since I pour faster than my own shadow, nothing ends up on my table. In the glass the beer looks more or less black, and has a large, creamy, light-brown, long-lived head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The aroma is strong, pleasant, sweet, roasted and malty. I get lots of chocolate and dark caramel, also sweet dried dark fruits. In the back there are very nice notes of alcohol in a sherry kind of way. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Strong flavours that are dominated by sweet tasting chocolate and caramel. In the back lurk the hops, faint spices and liquorice. The body is medium to full, the texture oily and the carbonation is quite lively. I did get some vague metallic hints in the first couple of sips, but they disappear quickly. A very, very nice beer!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year 3 months after bottling/3 years 9 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Taboada (262) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mml bottle tasted on 09/07/2014. Dark brown colour with a foamy and dense white head. Aroma is strong with licorice and red fruits. Taste is strong too but well balanced. Licorice of red fruits on the mouth with low carbonation and medium body. Presence of sugar too. Intense beer but well balanced the alcohol and the flavours. Next one please!
hackobock (1183) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bottled august 2011. Pours reddish brown with a large dense tan head. Aroma is plum, dried dark fruits, sweet caramel, light bitter chocolate.Taste is sweet dark fruits up front, licorice and light bitter roasted notes. Medium creamy body with a fizzy small bubble carbonation.
DwarfeD (809) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from ’t Drankenhuys. Dark pale brown with a small off-white head. Medium to full body with light carbonation. Very present sweetness with some bitter tones. Dark brown, caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, raisin, dark fruits and some spices. A decent full flavoured dark brew.
DerWeg (1483) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Silky dark brown pour with cognac highlights, creamy dark tan head. Matured Ale aromas with rich dark fruit, sweet hay, mineral and brown sugary toffee malt which all play into massive rich flavours ending with countering grassy hop. HUge body offsets warm alcohol.hardcore!
StilleStorm (639) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Pours dark brown with a creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is roasted malt, smoke, ripe fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is avarage.
k92488 (217) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF. Mørk skum som varer. Aroma røkt malt. Sjokolade. Smak av sjokolade malt og gjær. Mye co2. Mild med masse ettersmak.
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en diciembre de 2012. elaborada en 19-05-2010 embotellada en 21-06-2010. cuerpo medio a intenso con 10.2 vol que se notan en todo momento. Sabores y aromas intensos a maltas ligeramente tostadas y algo dulces, con toques de café y cacao. Para repetir de nuevo, imprescindible.
evergreen0199 (1929) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A murky dark brown coloured pour with a very small off white head on top that vanishes very quickly. Sweet, dark fruit, plum aroma. Tastes quite sweet, boozy, plums, dark fruit, hint of caramel. A decent Belgian strong style ale but incredibly sweet.
OllieBBommel (1041) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home. Head: coffee brown, disappearing quickly. Colour; deep dark black. Aroma: roasted malt, hints of chocolate. Taste: chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, bitter. Palate: smooth but alcoholic, mouth warming, lasting bitter finish. Overall: very nice.
__Rb81 (131) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (bottled 15/01/13). Pours dark with no head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, hops. Nice, but a bit too much on the sweet side for me.